Thursday, July 31, 2008

Asus EeePC - Link Compilation

Since my Dell Axim died, which is a whole other story, I needed to find a replacement.

From the research conducted, I bought an Asus Eee PC 4G (701) from a local distributor. I have now been using this little unit for a few weeks, and I have to say that it is an excellent portable laptop. I've been using it for work and personal use, and it does everything I want!

The amount of eeepc user community support, and documentation is excellent. With that in mind, I am adding a bunch of links for this little device.

As per all of the"Link Compilation" posts, I will add more as I find them!

-= Documentation =-
EeeUser Wiki
EeeUser Forums

-= Review =-
NotebookReview.com

-= Tools =-
Sublime's Launcher tools
marf tweakeee
EEEControl

-= Games =-
Battle of Wesnoth

-= Articles =-
Tweak Guide
Freeing Space

-= Accessories =-
Official Accessories from ASUS

-= Mods =-
JesseLang Mods - Forum 1 - Forum 2
IVC Wiki

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

HDR Photography - Link Compilation - Update (July 30 2008)

What is HDR Photography?

From wikipedia,

HDR or high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of exposures (the range of values between light and dark areas) than normal digital imaging techniques. {...} This method was developed to produce a high dynamic range image from a set of photographs taken with a range of exposures. With the rising popularity of digital cameras and easy-to-use desktop software, the term "HDR" is now popularly used to refer to this process.

So, you basically take 3 (or more) pictures of the same scene with different exposures, and run them through Open Source or Commercial HDR software.

The images resulting from this process are truly stunning!



Below is a bunch of links that I have found on this topic.
I'll add more links as I find them!

-= Articles on HDR =-

Hack A Day Article on HDR
HDR in Photoshop CS2
How to Create Professional HDR Images
The Grumpy Editor's guide to HDR with Linux
HDR Labs - From AlexInsideMedia

-= Tools =-

pfstools - Open source
qtpfsgui - Open source with windows support.
Photomatix - This is a commercial product that costs 99$ US. The results from this software is amazing.
PFScalibration package - Open source photometric calibration

-= Books =-

Practical HDRI - From AlexInsideMedia

Monday, July 14, 2008

Digital Forensic - Link Compilation

What is Digital Forensics?

Digital Forensics also known as Computer Forensics, is a branch of forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage mediums. Computer forensics is also known as digital forensics.

Below is a bunch of links that I have found on this topic.
I'll add more links as I find them!

-= Information =-

Digital Forensics on Wikipedia
Forensics Wiki - A wiki dedicated to digital forensics
Top Ten Live CD Security Distros by darknet.org

-= Tools =-

Knoppix STD is a collection of open source security tools.
Missidentify - Find executable files without an executable extension
Helix Digital Forensics Live CD

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Eye-Fi - Wireless SD Card

Eye-Fi Cards are 2GB SD Cards with integrated 802.11b/g capabilities.

They will wirelessly upload pictures to your computer when within range.

The upscale version includes geo-tagging to tag your photos with the latitude / longitude location of the photo. The accuracy of the geo-tagging is questionable because it does not use actual GPS but a GPS lookup system from Skyhook wireless, and only works when within range of a wi-fi hotspot.

Prices range between 80$ and 130$ and should be available at retail locations or online.

More information about Eye-Fi is available here. Product information is available here.